POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 06, 2012 AT 23:58 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 08, 2012 04:01 IST

ERICA GOODE and SERGE F. KOVALESKI in the NYT: Wisconsin Killer Fed and Was Fueled by Hate-Driven Music:

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said Mr. Page had come to the center’s attention a decade ago because of his affiliation with rock bands known for lyrics that push far past the boundaries of tolerance.

“The music that comes from these bands is incredibly violent, and it talks about murdering Jews, black people, gay people and a whole host of other enemies,” Mr. Potok said. He added that in 2000, Mr. Page tried to buy unspecified goods from the National Alliance, which Mr. Potok described as a neo-Nazi organization that at the time was one of the country’s best organized and best financed hate groups.

But Mr. Potok said the center had not passed any information about Mr. Page to law enforcement.

“We were not looking at this guy as anything special until today,” he said. “He was one of thousands. We were just keeping an eye on him.”

Although little known among music fans, a steady subculture of racist and anti-Semitic rock bands has existed on the margins of punk and heavy metal in Europe and the United States since at least the 1970s. Hate groups sometimes use some of the bands and their record labels for fund-raising and recruiting, according to the law center and the Anti-Defamation League. Read on at the NYT

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 06, 2012 AT 23:58 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 08, 2012 04:01 IST
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